|Evaluator:||Nick J. Faleris|
|Report Date:||April 3rd, 2018|
Casas finished a four-game stretch at USA Baseball’s National High School Invitational going 3-for-9 with a double, a triple, three walks and a strikeout, slashing .333/.538/.667 over that span. He also threw two innings of relief work in Thursday’s quarterfinals loss to John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.), striking out four and allowing no runs, no walks and no hits while working 90-to-93 mph.
Casas is a big-bodied thumper with easy plus power from the left side. He was mostly pitched around during NHSI action, giving the Miami commit an opportunity to showcase a solid approach and patience in the box. His six outs and three hits alike included a number of hard hit balls, including a triple deep to the right-center warning track with a seven-plus second hang time that was held up by a stiff wind blowing in.
Casas has plenty of arm strength for the hot corner but the jury is still out as to whether there is enough mobility in his lower half for the 6-foot-4, 240-pound slugger to handle the position long term. His offensive prowess and easy pop make him a Day 1 target at present, likely fitting best in the top forty picks or so.